False Gods by W. Glenn Duncan Book Summary
Teenager Kimberly has run away from home.
Rafferty can do this one with his eyes closed; he'll have her back by dinner-time.
Hiding somewhere in the Texas desert is a twisted cult leader with a very different idea …
Teenaged student Kimberly Troupe is missing.
It's obvious she's run away with her boyfriend, though her mom doesn't want to admit it. All cases should be this easy; Rafferty'll have it wrapped up by the weekend.
But when Rafferty finds the boyfriend home alone, that idea bears rethinking.
The last sight of Kimberly was of her putting the missionary into the position with charismatic cult leader, Dariell Thof and no-one knows where she's gone since.
By the time Rafferty tracks Kimberly to a remote compound in the Texas desert, he's stuck between a pack of gun-toting religious zealots and an ATF agent playing hardball.
Can Rafferty get Kimberly out before the two sides come together and all hell breaks loose?
In the tradition of the best pulp thrillers, FALSE GODS is the seventh book in the Rafferty: P.I. mystery series.
Rafferty's a Dallas P.I. and an ex-cop who spent enough time on the streets to understand how things work.
He may quote Latin occasionally, smoke too much, and be a cynical sonofabitch, but when the shit hits the fan and you need someone you can trust, you'll be glad you called Rafferty.
If you take your mysteries hardboiled, drizzled with pulp, and an extra helping of wise-cracking tough talk, you'll love Rafferty: P.I.
Buy FALSE GODS today and continue the series readers are saying is "… on my list of great private eye writers along with Kinky Friedman, Elmore Leonard, and Lawrence Sanders."
Praise for Rafferty: P.I.
"If you like Parker's Spenser, or Robert Crais' Elvis Cole you should love the Rafferty series." - Mark A. Johnson.
"Sometimes it seemed W. Glenn Duncan's Texas P.I. Rafferty had a rule for everything, but the fact remains that most of them were a hoot. And, of course, a further irony is that "Rafferty's Rules" is, in fact, an Australian football term for "no rules at all." - Thrilling Detective Website
"I have all of the Rafferty titles in my collection. I've gotten rid of a lot of stuff over the years, but the Rafferty books are a mainstay. I think they're terrific!" - Paul Bishop - Author of LIE CATCHERS
"Duncan truly captured the pure essence of the definitive smart-ass private eye in his character Rafferty. Take part Sam Spade with a little Mike Hammer, mix in some Spenser and you have an awesome character." - Cliff Fausset
"At first sniff, it may smell like Spenser with a cowboy hat, but take a good whiff: W. Glenn Duncan's Dallas, Texas private eye RAFFERTY was actually a blast of fresh air in what was rapidly becoming a glut of sensitive, soul-searching, overly politically-correct cookie cutter P.I.s in the late eighties. Of course, it helps that Dallas ain't Boston." - Kevin Burton Smith